A junior colleague of mine from my undergraduate days at FUTO contacted me recently. We returned for a moment to old memories and we talked about the present. He told me he has been into the real estate agent business for over a year now that he wishes to start his own agency.
He had contacted me because back in 2013 when we met, I had already been designing websites. He asked if I could come on board to help him actualize his vision, to grow it by harnessing the many benefits of the online world especially as he is on a low budget. “I’ll be very much happy to help” I said.
I explained to him the many benefits the online world brings and the need to embrace it now more than ever.
I told him there are over 100 million Nigerians using the internet (according to Statista.com). “You know that number is not in any way going to come down right?” I asked and he nodded in agreement.
Google and Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, these are places where your potential customers are. Are you there? You need to be and very much prepared.
For the past two years, I’ve been buying stuff from Jumia and guess what? I don’t even know where their office is. Well, I don’t have to know; I just go to their website, check through what they have for sale and make my choice. Ogwula! (Finish).
What Jumia does is this: They occasionally advertise their products on social media (digital marketing) to attract buyers who are interested in what they’re selling, then they lead them to their jumia.com.ng website. There you’ll see many other things you may be interested in.
The importance of having a website cannot be over emphasized. Think of it as having an office. But instead of covering one or two locations, a website exposes your business to the world. I mean to the WORLD. And the good thing is it is way cheaper to maintain a website than your physical office. Think about it.
So Ben, let’s get started with a website. As you have a good number of contacts of your potential customers, it’s the right time you start sending them to your own website.
One of the features I’ll integrate on the site is the ability for other real estate agencies and agents and even property owners to sell their properties on your website. You can make extra money with that in the future when you’ve gathered enough traffic.
After further discussions, I received a bank credit alert that evening. Isn’t that delightful?
Are you in any way like Ben? Are you on a low budget?
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